Notebook: Combines for Moss and Poe, roster updates

Army senior wide receiver Edgar Poe and senior safety Xavier Moss worked out at an NFL regional combine over the weekend at the Redskins training facility in Ashburn, Va.

The NFL does not release results of the workouts. No word on how Poe or Moss fared at the combine.

Poe has NFL size at 6-foot-4 and 216 pounds and perhaps some flexibility. Army used Poe effectively as a blocking tight end in some formation during its Heart of Dallas Bowl win over North Texas in December. Poe finished his career among the academy’s top receivers. Poe’s 11 career touchdown catches are tied for sixth and his 982 career receiving yards are ninth. Poe’s 22.8 yards per catch is an academy career record.

Moss tested as one of Army’s top athletes in past offseason workouts. He was one of the team’s fastest if not the faster players. Moss started his college career as a wide receiver his freshman and sophomore seasons. He made the transition to safety in the spring of 2015 and made 124 tackles and picked off three passes over the past two seasons as a safety. The 6-foot-2, 204-pound Moss had a best defensive performance against Navy in December when he forced a fumble and intercepted a pass on the Midshipmen’s first two possessions.

Poe is ranked the 174th best receiver among 427 draft-eligible prospects. The website list 4.62 seconds as Poe’s 40-yard dash time.

Poe or Moss will participate in Army’s Pro Day along with senior linebacker Andrew King and senior defensive end Eddy Ruzga on March 10.

Roster news: Army recently updated its roster for spring practice, which begins on March 21, and a few names are missing.

Sophomore slotback Christian Drake, junior linebacker Tyler L’Hommedieu and sophomore cornerback Mike Reynolds are the most notable.

Drake had seven carries for 34 yards in limited action (eight games). He had 138 rushing yards and a touchdown as a freshman. Army has depth as slotback with senior John Trainor, sophomores Jordan Asberry and Tyler Campbell and freshman Kell Walker returning.

L’Hommedieu was a special-teams contributor over his three seasons. He made four tackles in 12 games in 2016. Reynolds played in 11 games in 2016, recording six tackles and an interception in Army’s season-opening win at Temple. Army’s extremely thin at cornerback and Reynolds’ departure will hurt the Black Knights’ depth this spring.

Other players no longer listed on the roster are: freshman quarterback Korie Frausto, sophomore offensive lineman Nick Miller, sophomore offensive lineman Kaveinga Tuitahi and freshman safety Thai Wright. Frausto transferred to Oklahoma State where he’s hoping to get a chance at wide receiver.

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